Photography: Fez Hussaini
Growing up, I never had any friends my age that even knew who Sigur Ros was. I was completely surprised when I saw the amount of people attending the concert; the line to get into The Bomb Factory stretched down Canton Street. There were more people than I ever would have imagined inside the venue, filling every nook and cranny, anxiously waiting for the show to start. Sigur Ros played two-one hour long sets with a 20 minute intermission, no openers-just them. With the first half slowly building and the second half full of hard hitting favorites. This was my first time seeing Sigur Ros live and it was complete opposite of previous concerts I've been to. The first half was more mellow; chill yet powerful songs, laser lights pouring into the crowd, it created a very trance like vibe. Looking around and all the audience is standing still mesmerized by the performance, regardless if they can't understand Icelandic, all focus was on the band and not a single word was spoken during songs. Also, on a side note, everyone was extremely nice at this show. I'm 4'11 and usually have to squeeze through the crowd yelling "Dad?!" to get to the front so I can actually see, but everyone I was around offered for me to stand in front of them so I could see. Sigur Ros emulates a certain type of ambience which is clearly recognizable even in the fans.